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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Generously spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, this barrel-aged pumpkin spice ale overflows with dark fruit, dried fruit, and hints of bourbon. Perfect for settling in to watch a few leaves fall to the ground.

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3.8
jgb9348 (6517) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Very nice deep dark brown coloured body with a slightly ligther brown head when held up to a light. All with a very thin, single centimetre tall deep tan head that fades fairly quickly. Aroma of alcohol, spice, grain, malt, earth, cinnamon, allspice and cloves with a deep malty note throughout. Medium-bodied; Super assertive, yet relatively low-key for the style with a nice flavour of malt, earth, oak, bourbon barrels and some nice sweet pitted fruit and caramelised sugar sweetness throughout. Aftertaste shows a nice balance with a lot of flavours roaming throughout with the pitted fruits, earth and pungent malt and sweetness right behind with a good deal of complex oaky flavours. Overall, a nice and quite pungent beer, complete with a very nice flavour complexity from the spices and depth showing great sugars and enough complexity early on that is mellowed dramatically by the light aging with a boozey profile that fades nicely. Great to sample and finally enjoy after a few years. Definitely worth trying this if you find it, but otherwise, if you have a bottle, keep it around, as it seems to age and blend more homogenius over the time, as expected. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York (Chelsea), New York on 04-December-2015 for US$8,99 sampled more than two years later on 07-December-2017 for US$8,49.

3.4
BVery (11390) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Bomber. Dark brown pour with a smaller head. Bourbon nose with spices. Not as complex as I was hoping. Decent.

3.8
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2017
Tap at gravity. Deep brown with one finger head. Quite sweet. Loads of pie spice, caramel, brown sugar. Bourbon doesn't really show up until the end. Pretty good stuff.

3.7
alobar (3941) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2017
Dark brown flavor with aroma of bourbon, pumpkin spice, and molasses. Pumpkin spice, vanilla, and dark fruit flavor with some bourbon. A bit hot but that seems to lessen with the beer warming. Nice beer.

3.3
DocLock (11110) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2017
Draft notes from Whole Foods. Pours hazy coppery with off-white head. Nose was bourbon, pumpkin, spice. Somewhat hot in flavor, oaky, pumpkin and spice, oak, and bourbon.

3.2
nuplastikk (6476) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Tap at Brickhouse. Massive gingerbread pumpkin pie aroma. Some roasty chocolate tones underneath, smells like a pumpkin stout. Creamy, lifeless body, undercarbonated. Kind of a diabetes sugar bomb, quite overbearing for the ABV. The flavors are OK, just lack the body and depth of a great beer. Like a really poorly made Southern Tier beer, no offense to ST. So dependent on the barrel it is sad.

4.1
hopscotch (11322) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours clear and black with ruby highlights and a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The aroma is a medley of winter spices, brownie brittle, brown sugar and caramel. Full-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor features sweet caramel, winter spices and bourbon without much booziness or alcohol heat. Loads of bourbon in the finish, but the alcohol is in no way overbearing. The delicious spices slowly fade. This world-class beer was shared with the south Florida crew by newcigarz!

3.8
alliance100 (1173) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2017
22oz bottle - pours a dark brown with thin off white head . Aroma of pumpkin spice and nutmeg . Round rich spice flavor . Hint of bourbon . Solid stuff . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2016
On tap. Pour is brown with a small beige head. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate sauce, dark fruit, and bourbon.

4.1
euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2016
22 bomber to tulip. Pours ruby brown, tan head. Aroma of nutmeg, clove, American oak, bourbon, grass, cinnamon. Taste of same with overpowering bourbon and oak flavor. Finish is boozy biting. Good beer. More bourbon than holiday spice.


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